I want to say more about this, & tie in some thoughts about Christmas giving, but for now, pressed for time, I offer these options for generous, compassionate readers of this blog to donate & provide practical help to the human beings suffering the devastating impacts of Typhoon Haiyan.
Donating to efforts such as these makes you feel great!
(I would never lie to you. I do speak from quite a bit of experience!!)
'Quote of the day' with this post: “First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.” – Pastor Martin Niemoeller (1892-1964), a Nazi victim who was imprisoned at Sachsenhausen & Dachau
Another old favourite that springs to mind:
WHOSE JOB IS IT?
This is a story about four people named EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY and NOBODY. There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was asked to do it. EVERYBODY was sure SOMEBODY would do it, but NOBODY did it. SOMEBODY got angry about that because it was EVERYBODY’s job. EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it but NOBODY realized that EVERYBODY wouldn’t do it. It ended up that EVERYBODY blamed SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what ANYBODY could have done.
“Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Jackson Brown, Jr., writer
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa
“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” – Napoleon Bonaparte